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Are Florida courts more likely to award custody/time-sharing to mothers than to fathers?

The legal answer is no. What the courts are gonna do are they’re gonna apply the best interests standard under the Florida statute. Some factors apply. There are 20 factors that the courts will look at. Usually a mother is the parent who is the primary caretaker of the child. These factors would usually help her out. Usually the mother is the parent who takes the kids to school, helps them with their homework, feeds them, puts them to sleep, takes them to doctors and so on. That makes her the primary caretaker. A father could always be the primary caretaker and that is when these factors would favor him. The fact that she is a mother by itself is not a factor under Florida statute.

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